Dr. Leonardo M. Florece


Leonardo M. Florece, PhD

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Dr. Leonardo M. Florece is a full-time Professor. He is a Forester and UP Scientist 1 whose research interests include forest succession, assisted natural regeneration, marginal land rehabilitation, biodiversity conservation, and invasive alien species. He has been involved in projects dealing with climate change, rapid systems appraisal, community-based natural resource management, environmental security, environmental planning and management, environmental impact assessment and environmental audit.

Academic History:

BS in Forestry, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB, 1982
Master of Forestry, Graduate School, UPLB, 1989
Ph.D. in Forestry (Fire Ecology), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, 1996

Courses taught:

ENS 201-Ecosystem Structure and Dynamics
ENS 275-Contemporary Issues in Environment and Development
ENS 291-Special Topic
ENS 296-Environmental Impact Assessment
ENS 202-Landscape Ecology

Selected Publications:

Relox, R. E., Florece, L. M., Baril, J. A. and Coladilla, J. O. 2014. Assessment of Fruit Bats and its Food Preferences in Mt. Apo Natural park, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, Philippines, Journal of Environmental Science and Management, 17(1):

Serrona, K. R. B., Yu, J., Aguinaldo, E, and Florece, L. M. 2014. Developing a monitoring and evaluation framework to integrate and formalize the informal waste and recycling sector: the case of the Philippine National Framework Plan. Waste Management and Research.

Guevarra D. and Florece, L. M. 2014. Constraints to Natural Regeneration of Baubinia malabarica in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines, Journal of Environmental Science and Management, 17(1):

Florece Guevarra, D. M., Florece, L. M. and Balatibat, J. B. 2014. Anthropogenic Activities Affecting the Growth and Survival of Bauhinia malabarica Roxb. In the Grasslands of Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Ecosystems and Development Journal, 4(2): 28-37.

Florece, L. M. and Baguinon, N. 2011. Bioinvasion: concepts, principles and criteria for determining the invasiveness of alien plant species. Journal of Environmental Science and Management, 14(1):77-87, SESAM, UPLB, College, Laguna, Philippines.

Florece, L. M., Tolentino, E., Bantayan, N., Cruz, R., and Castillo, A. 2011. Effects of Controlled Burning on Soil Erosion Rates, Survival and Growth of Pinus kesiya and Alnus japonica in Itogon, Benguet, Philippines. The ASIA LIFE SCIENCES. The Asian International Journal of Life Sciences, 20(2):491-502.

Abanto, R. G., Florece, L. M., Rebancos, C.M., Briones, N.D. and Castillo, A.S.A. (2011). Natural Regeneration and Carbon Budget of Rock Dumpsite of an Ex-Mine Site In Jose Panganiban, Camarines Norte, Philippines, JESAM 14(2), 60-70.

Saldajeno, P. B., Florece, L. M., Lasco, R., Velasco, T. 2012. Vulnerability assessment of upland communities in Sibalom Natural Park, Antique using capital-based approach. JESAM, 15(2):1-12.

Linan, E. L., Ella, V. B. and Florece, L. M. 2013. GIS-Based Assessment of Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination in Boracay Island Using DRASTIC Model, JESAM, 16(2) 19-27

Manlosa, A. C., Briones, N. D., Alcantara, A. J. and Florece, L. M. 2013. Willingness To Pay for Conserving Layawan Watershed for Domestic Water Supple in Oroquieta City, Philippines, JESAM, 16(2) 1-10.

Ou, G. and Florece, L. M. 2009. Effects of Pure Pine Plantation on Soil Chemical Properties and Plant Diversity in Guizhou Province, China. The ASIA LIFE SCIENCES. The Asian International Journal of Life Sciences 18(1): 1-15.

Escobar, E. C., Demafelis, R. B., Pham, L. J., Florece, L. M., and Borines, M G. 2008. Biodiesel production from Jatropha curcas L. Oil by transsesterification with Hexane as cosolvent. Philippine Journal of Crop Science 33(3):1-13.

Naval D. and Florece, L. M. 2007. Riparian Vegetation in Sagumayon-Macabalo River in Daraga and Legaspi City, Albay, Philippines. The ASIA LIFE SCIENCES. The Asian International Journal of Life Sciences, 16(2):209-235.

Florece, L. M. 2010. Rural people and DENR personnel's views and perceptions on reforestation in the Philippines. Journal of Nature Studies 9(1):59-68.

Florece, L. M. 2009. Climate change implications for fire regime and rehabilitation of fire-prone ecosystems in the Philippines. Ecosystems and Development Journal. A Journal on Tropical Forests and Natural Resources, 2(1):3-12.

Florece, L. M. and Naval, D. P. 2009. Solid wastes dumping and people's perception on the state and management of Sagumayon-Macabalo river in Legazpi City and Daraga, Albay, Philippines. Journal of Nature Studies 8(2):131-136.